Loads of spuds!!

We’ve had a really good crop of potatoes.  For regular readers of my blog you will remember that we tried the no dig method of planting through cardboard to stop the weeds coming up.  The potato plants grew up and we didn’t have to earth them up.  So when the foliage died back we started harvesting them.  Yesterday we dug up the rest.  Firstly we pulled the cardboard away.

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This exposed some potatoes near the surface which meant we did have a few with a little green on them unfortunately.

DSC05848 Then Neil dug up the rest.

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Our first earlies were Aaron Pilots which were quite successful.

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For maincrop we had planted Desiree and Maris Piper.  I haven’t weighed them yet but I think we have a fair few pounds, enough to last us well into next year, so now we need to wash, dry, and store them in a hessian sack out of the light.

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There’s nothing quite like home grown spuds, steamed with a bit of fresh mint – lovely – no food miles here.

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8 Comments »

  1. Yum!!! Looks like a great harvest!

  2. Fantastic success. Doubly good if it wasn’t as much work as normal potato harvests.

  3. Damaris said

    I’m impressed. If I grow potatoes, I’ll do it that way, I think.

  4. Nikitaland said

    I am so impressed on how many spuds you guys dug up! WOW! Way to go!

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